Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Launches Redesigned Web Site

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Redesigned English-Language Web Site:

  • New navigation tools make searching simple
  • Enhanced images with an emotive approach throughout the site
  • Special section for travel agents

The Hapag-Lloyd Cruises English-language web site at www.hl-cruises.com has just undergone a comprehensive facelift. The home page now reveals new user friendly tools, as well as a redesigned appearance. The new lay-out of the home page  presents clear information for current cruise guests and potential cruisers as well as journalists and travel agents.

Along with the web site relaunch, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will be introducing its new family brand “Hapag-Lloyd Cruises – Great moments. Truly exclusive.” on line. Large-scale images of of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ worldwide destinations now dominate the appearance of the home page, enabling users to develop a feel for the various cruise themes and voyages offered.

A new horizontal navigation bar divides the available information among six main menu items: “Ships”, “Cruises” and “Expeditions” reveal the entire cruise spectrum to the user. and other new menu items allow visitors quick access to specific information and consultation.

As in the past, travel agencies continue to be efficiently supported with information in a separate “Sales Agents“ section, which also appears in the new design.

For bookings, inquiries, or to request a brochure, please call Gay Scruton at the Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

Source: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Hamburg, February 2012

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Things To Do In Hamburg, Headquarters of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd’s famous headquarters building on the Ballindam in Hamburg

In response to a member who requested information on what do do during a cruise call in Hamburg, New York-based writer Ted Scull, author of 100 Best Cruise Vacations: The Top Cruises Throughout the World for All Interests and Budgets, made the following comments in a recent post to the Liners List on the Internet:-

The former Hamburg-Süd cargo ship Cap San Diego now serves as a floating hotel

“The Maritime Museum is ten fabulous floors with all the space in the world and thousands of ship models, many, of course, from Peter Tam’s collection which used to be housed down river in a former hotel; stupendous Miniatur Wunderland has some ships/harbor craft in its two floors of model railway settings; view from St. Michealis Church of city, river and harbor; walk through the pedestrian tunnel to the shipyard side for a great view back to the city; go for the English-speaking harbor tour from Langdungsbrücken as you get to see the container port not seen from the river walks; Cap San Diego; Ballin Stadt, an immigration museum; Hapag-Lloyd’s HQ facing the Alster and 1876 steamer St. Georg (you will hear its whistle from time to time); great city to walk; excellent transit, including one elevated line that parallels the Elbe.

“I Love Hamburg!”

The Hamburg Maritime Museum covers ten floors near the Hamburg waterfront

Fellow writer, Singapore-based Jonathan Boonzaier, who reports for the Norwegian shipping newspaper Tradewinds, adds:-

The clipper ship Rickmer Rickmers also serves as a floating restaurant

“Last year I visited the museum and stayed on board the Cap San Diego. Both are well worth a visit, along with a visit to the bright green sailing ship Rickmer Rickmers. If I were arranging a day visit to Hamburg I’d spend two hours on the Cap San Diego in the morning, have a lunchtime visit to the Rickmer Rickmers allowing an hour to explore the ship and another hour for lunch in her excellent restaurant, and then spend the entire afternoon at the Maritime Museum, where you would need at least three hours to do it justice. You can walk from the Cap San Diego to the Rickmer Rickmers in five minutes and there is a ferry service between the Rickmer Rickmers and the Maritime Museum.”

For passengers boarding Hapag-Lloyd cruise ships in Hamburg, or nearby Kiel on the Baltic coast, The Cruise People will be pleased to assist with further details. For further information on Hapag-Lloyd Cruises on board the Europa, Europa 2, Hanseatic, Bremen or Columbus 2 please feel free to call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.